The Gate of Lake Forest [NOOK Book]


Tween/YA elf adventure. with...
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The Gate of Lake Forest

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Tween/YA elf adventure. with a touch of romance. Appropriate for adults and teens.

-Forbidden Passion with Every Heartbeat!-

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Guardians of the Gate series:
1-The Gate of Lake Forest
2-Prisoners of Pride (Concludes the series)

90,000 words. Book #1 of the Guardians of the Gate Saga. The Prisoners of Pride is book #2 and only $2.99.

When a human and an elfin fall in love, what happens in forbidden romance?
Within the small town of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, there exists a quiet forest where a world undiscovered awaits. When soccer player, Michael Cole, of high school Green Mountain Falls sees the new girl Evelyn, coy yet intoxicating, walk into his senior English class he is forever changed.
His passion for her takes him deep into her heart and deep into her mystical world. Will their forbidden love be able to sustain them as their separate worlds collide, taking Evelyn and Michael on a magical journey into adventurous and perilous realms where dangerous creatures are determined to defeat them?

High school will never be the same...

"Elves and dark wolves and humans – oh, my! This story centers itself in a forest - no, that’s not quite right – in two forests, one in the human world and one in Emeralusia, land of the elves….

Ms. Blackwelder has gone to great depths to create Emeralusia, its creatures and its history...The characters are great….I’d recommend this for YA!" -Magnolia @Goodreads

"A must read for anyone who loves a good story, and the idea that true love conquers all." -Shawn @Goodreads

"I must say I could not put them (Gate of Lake Forest/Prisoners of Pride) down. I read the first book in one night; I know my students would love to hear more about your books.”-Charla VandeBerg (Raymond B. Stewart Middle)

Other Books by Ami Blackwelder:
She Speaks to Angels
The Day the Flowers Died

The Invasion of 2020
The SCM of 2030
The Shifters of 2040
The Hybrids of 2050
The Hunted of 2060
The Revolution of 2060

The Gate of Lake forest
Prisoners of Pride

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013349674
  • Publisher: Eloquent Enraptures
  • Publication date: 9/29/2011
  • Series: Guardians of the Gate , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 521 KB

Meet the Author

Ami Blackwelder is a Paranormal and SciFi author. Her stories range from Tween & YA to Adult. Growing up in Florida, she graduated UCF and in 1997 received her BA in English and additional teaching credentials. Then she packed her bags and travelled overseas to teach in Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, China and Korea. Thailand is considered her second home now. She has always loved writing and wrote poems and short stores since childhood; however, her novels began when she was in Thailand.

Having won the Best Fiction Award from the University of Central Florida (Yes, The Blair Witch Project University), her short fiction From Joy We Come, Unto Joy We Return was published in the on campus literary magazine: Cypress Dome and remains to this day in University libraries around the USA. Later, she achieved the semi-finals in a Laurel Hemingway contest and published a few poems in the Thailand’s Expat magazine, and an article in the Thailand’s People newspaper. Additionally, she has published poetry in the Korea’s AIM magazine, the American Poetic Monthly magazine and Twisted Dreams Magazine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2010

    YA Fantasy and Romance

    I found this a charming and engaging story for YA romance and fantasy fans. The POV character, Michael brings a refreshing innocence and rekindles those first flushes of love in the reader. I enjoyed the way fantasy blends with the "real" world. Evelyn is an appealing character and her conflict between the worlds is well-drawn by the author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2011


    Is that Jackson Rathbone? From Twilight

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2010

    Love from afar

    Can you believe that a gate between worlds exists in the wilderness of Colorado? Well you can now. Ami Blackwelder gives young love a thriving environment in her novel, Guardians of the Gate. Aimed for young adult readers, Guardians of the Gate, shows the senior year of Michael, a star high school soccer player, as he falls madly in love with Evelyn, the school's mysterious new arrival.

    With precise detail Ami Blackwelder leads the reader through Michael's eyes as he discovers that there is more to his mysterious dream girl than meets the eye - Danger. For thousands of years elves lived hidden in the forests of Colorado in peace and tranquility. But when Michael follows his new found love through the gate to her true homeland, he discovers that there is more to his world than he ever dreamed of. But once he leaves the world of the elves. Shadow Wolves, thriving on death and destruction, follow Michael's scent back through the gate into his home of Lake Forest.

    Can Evelyn protect Michael from the shadow wolves? Can Michael protect his friends, family, and the one he loves from the monsters in the night? Guardians of the Gate is a must read for anyone who loves a good story, and the idea that true love conquers all.


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    Posted November 9, 2011

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